Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Gurgaon from the table below. If you have the plot size in sq. yards then make sure to convert it to sq. m by multiplying it by 0.836. The table shown below is only applicable for plots in Gurgaon.
|Area of Gurgaon
Plot (sq. meter)
|501 and Above||60||100||140||240|
Let's take an example of 200 sq. yd. plot in Gurgaon. Convert 200 sq. yd. to sq. m. by multiplying it by 0.836 and the result is 167 sq. m.
For a 167 sq. m. plot in Gurgaon, the Free/Real FAR is 145 and the Purchasable FAR is 119. Hence the Total FAR is 264.
FAR = (Total area of all floors * 100)/ Plot Area
Therefore, Total area of all floors = (FAR*Plot Area)/100
Total area of all floors for 200 sq.yd. (167sq. m.) in Gurgaon = (264*167)/100 = 441.46 sq.m.
Total area of all floors in sq. ft. = 4751.84 sq. ft.
If you are planning to consume the full FAR of your plot in Gurgaon then according to the Haryana Building By Laws, you can build a maximum of 4 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 4751.84/4 = 1188 sq. ft.
Note: Balconies, Stilt Parking, Basement, Lift Shaft & Mumty are excluded from Floor area ratio (FAR) calculations. This list is not exhaustive and certain areas may get added during finalisation of drawings.
The most practical way of defining the concept of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is through an example. FAR of 100 means that as a homeowner you can build a one story building on your plot or a two story building on half your plot. FAR of 200 means that you can build a two story building on your plot or a four story building over half of your plot, and so on.
Every city is just like a structure and therefore is constrained by the capacity it can withstand. If you go beyond this capacity then it can lead to various issues. FAR defines this load bearing capacity for a city to maintain general well being of the citizens based on a lot of factors such as ability to cope with natural disasters, etc.